By Hesham A. Hassaballa

There has been — and currently is — a “Khutbah,” or sermon, crisis in many mosques in America and around the world. So many times, the Friday sermons — to which I am obligated to listen — given at mosques are irrelevant to my life today, and/or are delivered by people who are either not good speakers or even barely fluent in the English language. It is a major problem, and I have speaking out against it for quite some time.

And so, going to the mosque this past Friday, I didn’t have very high expectations, even though this particular mosque in the Chicago area, the MECCA Center, has been known to have excellent speakers give the Friday sermon. Little prepared me for what I heard during this sermon. It was, without any doubt, the best Friday sermon I have ever heard in my life.

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